Potential Fall 2015 Transfer Thread

<p>Dear Friends,</p>

<p>Hello! I am a current rising sophomore at a university in the Pacific Northwest, and looking into transferring to Brown University for the 2015-2016 academic year. Since the Common Application is live, so is my anxiety haha.</p>

<p>I don’t think there is a form started, but I would like to get one going. Also, I’m looking into insights to myself as a potential Brown transfer:</p>

<p>College GPA: 3.25 (extremely low, I know)
Major: Pre Business Administration and Asian American Studies
SAT: 1790, ACT: 28
HS GPA: 4.02 weighted, 3.67 unweighted</p>

Involvement/Clubs (Unpaid)
*Marketing/PR Internship under the Student Government’s Asian Student Commission
*Committee Member in the Taiwanese Student Association
*First-Year Interest Group Instructor (Spring 2014-Autumn 2014), teaching incoming first year students about the university, includes grades, syllabus, assignments
*Social Media Coordinator in a Pan-Asian Leaders Business Club
*Curricular Leadership Education Committee Member, under the school’s Leadership Initiative to allow access and visibility of leadership education to all types of students (mostly undergraduates)
*Member of the Intercollegiate Taiwanese American Student Association</p>

*Worked in a tea shop since January 2014 until present
*Worked in another tea shop in California since May 2012 until present (working when I’m back home)
*Residential Education Programmer, facilitating discussions about education through programming in the residency halls</p>

<p>Have two potential recommenders in mind (one went to Brown), although one is more of a adviser in one of the extra-curriculars I’m involved in, any comments on that? Should they both be academic teachers?</p>

<p>Recently took four community college courses, receiving three A’s and a B, GPA totals to about 3.73. Does Brown value this in their calculation, the combination to my current GPA + community college GPA?</p>

<p>Thinking about transferring based on potentially being denied to my business major (will be applying in October 2014) and wanted to keep my options open. I value Brown’s open curriculum, and I think there is a great degree flexibility within their university (both socially and academically), although if there are any admitted transfer students willing to comment on their application I would love to hear them! I don’t particularly hate my university either, I just don’t want to stay if I can’t do both of my intended majors. I also am not applying for financial aid.</p>